About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Environmental Sustainability Concepts chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application||Maintaining sustainability in forestry and agriculture|
|Tuesday||Human Behaviors that Threaten Environmental Sustainability||Overpopulation and the over-use of natural resources|
|Wednesday||Sustainable Development Within Environmental Limits||Preserving the natural environment and ensuring sustainable development|
|Thursday||Sustainable Consumption: Definition and Complexities||The benefits and challenges of sustainable consumption|
|Friday||Understanding Voluntary Simplicity as a Form of Sustainable Consumption||The minimal use of natural resources|
1. Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application
Environmental sustainability allows for the needs of man to be met without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Learn applications of environmental sustainability, including sustainable agriculture, forestry and energy.
2. Human Behaviors that Threaten Environmental Sustainability
The environment has a remarkable ability to sustain itself. However, human behaviors disrupt the natural environment and threaten environmental sustainability. Learn how population growth, depletion of resources, and pollution threaten nature.
3. Sustainable Development within Environmental Limits
Sustainable development is a way of meeting the needs of both present and future generations. Learn how sustainable development must work within the environmental limits so future generations can benefit from the rich resources of the environment.
4. Sustainable Consumption: Definition and Complexities
Sustainable consumption is the use of products and services that have a minimal impact on the environment so future generations can meet their needs. Learn about the benefits and the complexities that are associated with sustainable consumption.
5. Understanding Voluntary Simplicity as a Form of Sustainable Consumption
Voluntary simplicity is a form of sustainable consumption that involves a conscious decision to use fewer natural resources. Learn how following a voluntary simplicity lifestyle can meet your needs and desires and reduce damage to the environment.
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